With more than 17 years of experience in human resources, Bethany heads up our HR department and offers her consulting services to clients. Bethany is available to assist with workplace issues including employment law, regulatory compliance, policy and procedure development, employee recruitment, training and performance improvement, leadership assessment and development, and other employment relations issues.

Prior to joining our team, Bethany worked as an area human resources manager at a St. Louis-based international manufacturing firm. Bethany’s certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Bethany Holliday's Posts

Should Your Handbook Include a Harassment Policy?

Posted on February 14, 2018

We recommend implementing a zero-tolerance policy for harassment in your workplace. As we discussed in our last blog post on sexual harassment, employees should have clear guidelines on how to identify and report sexual harassment, and be encouraged to do so.

Encouraging Employees to Identify and Report Sexual Harassment

Posted on January 18, 2018

All employees have the right to work in an environment that is free of sexual harassment or any form of discrimination. Under Title VII of the of the Civil Rights Act, employers have the responsibility to maintain a harassment- and discrimination-free workplace.

What Is Sexual Harassment? The Basics

Posted on January 16, 2018

A spotlight shining on the #metoo movement has made sexual harassment, a once silent offense, a trending topic in the U.S. and around the globe.

Employee Discipline and Terminations: Termination Process

Posted on September 28, 2017

Terminations are unpleasant, but avoiding them can lead to bigger issues in your workplace, including lower morale and efficiency.

Employee Discipline and Terminations: Objective Disciplinary System

Posted on September 14, 2017

Developing policies for discipline and termination is a great way to prevent employee claims, especially when the policies are clearly communicated to new hires and maintained throughout the company. Another preventative measure to take is to follow an objective, pre-determined disciplinary process when the need to discipline an employee arises. Work with your risk management,... Read More

Employee Discipline and Terminations: Types of Employee Claims

Posted on September 06, 2017

Awareness of the various types of employee claims will help your company prepare for any possible litigation. Employees can make internal, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or Human Rights Campaign complaints, or file a lawsuit against the employer with a formal Complaint and Summons.

Employee Discipline and Terminations: Company Policies and the Employee Handbook

Posted on August 31, 2017

Lawsuits are expensive and time-consuming. When employees take legal action, it can also cause emotional discomfort and tension in the workplace. In hopes of avoiding any business interruption related to employee discipline, companies may discontinue a relationship with a troublesome employee immediately – but a snap decision can lead to more problems down the road.

Explained: Worker Classifications

Posted on April 13, 2017

The relationship between an employer and a worker is not always straightforward, but despite the possible discrepancies, it is extremely important to properly classify your workers. Tax implications vary depending on the type of worker, and the penalties for misclassifying a worker can be huge.